WRI is organizing an event hosted by the Global Environment Facility at its COP26 Pavilion. Heads of organizations, including Leaders from WRI, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (UK FCDO), and mayors and ministers, as well as key urban stakeholders, including from European Commission, IIED, Oxford University, and PEAK Urban, gathered for a two-part event on advancing equity in cities. Featuring a Leadership Moment for Action focused on Urban Equity and Climate, followed by an Urban Stakeholders' Dialogue on Scaling Equitable Climate Solutions, this event built on the World Resources Report: Towards a More Equal City synthesis and series, and aims to galvanize broad-based support for a forward-looking agenda to shape more equal cities via inclusive climate action and COVID recovery.


  • Ani Dasgupta, President & CEO, WRI
  • Wanjira Mathai, Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, WRI
  • Leo Horn-Phathanothai, Head, WRI UK Office, and Director, Strategy and Partnerships, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
  • Gustavo Alberto Fonseca, Director of Programs, GEF
  • Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, CEO, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General Mobility and Cities, European Commission
  • David Dodman, Director, Human Settlements, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Vijay Rangarajan, Director General, Americas and Overseas Territories at the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office, UK
  • Sarah Colenbrander, Director of Climate and Sustainability Programme, ODI
  • Felipe Ramírez, General Manager, TRANSMILENIO, City of Bogotá, Colombia 
  • Michael Keith, Professor at COMPAS, University of Oxford, and Director of the PEAK Urban Research Programme